bethh Life on the Funny Farm

bethh

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Many of the things I know about gardening and homesteading came from my Daddy and Grandfather. They passed on what they knew and years later, I dredged it up from the back of my mind and put it to use. So there ya' go, what you teach your grandkids may not show up right away, but it will be there, waiting on the day that they remember what Grandma taught them.
Thanks I really needed to hear that. These days have been very trying. I know now why I had my kids in my early 20's.
 

bethh

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All I can say is wow. I'm sure I haven't been busier than any of you but WOW. This week was my first week with just Harrison, 5.5 years old. The 4+ and 2 year old's nanny started this week. I missed them but life is easier when I'm not chasing a 2 year old. It was short lived. Talked to my son this evening and the nanny isn't working out and they would like the kids to come back here twice a week. Good thing, not all week, but longer days and it will be their 3 kids rather than just the boys.

Prissy our silkie hatched 3 cutie pies this week. Annie, our rescue hen, has 6 Ameraucana eggs under her, 2 that I know that have pipped. I'm excited about these. I've wanted to add more blue, black and splash Ameraucanas to our flock. I purchased them locally. I hope to buy more from her. I bought a fancy incubator. Can't wait to get it up and running. I don't get great results with the smaller ones that I have. Time will tell.

Onto the dogs, 3 of our 4 dogs got COVID hair cuts meaning that we cut their hair. Thankfully, they aren't in dog shows. They are cooler and unmatted. If anyone has suggestions on how to keep GP LGD unmatted I'm all ears.

Last but not least, we finally did blood work on the goats. Herb and I tried to do it ourselves unsuccessfully. I have a friend that I used to work with at the vet and she came and drew the blood for us. I sent it off and it looks like all the tests were negative. Which means, when the kids are born, I can sell them from a clean herd. Dixie is due very soon. I'm excited and very nervous. She is due June 12th if she delivers on day 145. Hopefully she is more like clockwork than I was. Her udder is getting big. My crazy grandson still swears she is going to have 6 babies. Plus this is priceless, we've had so many chicks hatch that he keeps saying when Dixie's babies hatch. Tipsy and Dolly are getting bigger also. I'm not as sure about their dates because after I thought they had both bred, I saw them hook up again. Enough reading, how about some pictures. I'll add some from my phone. They don't always transfer over to the computer.
 

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I’ll get pics of Dixie tomorrow and post. All you experienced goat parents, please tell me what I should be doing for her this close to delivery.
 
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